Acer’s newest laptops go all-AMD with Ryzen and Radeon inside

Computex remains to be days away however the parade of notebooks has already begun. Late Wednesday, Acer launched two AMD-powered laptops to its lineup with new variations of the Nitro 5 gaming pocket book and Swift Three ultrabook.

The 15.6-inch Acer Nitro 5 pairs AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 3750H processor with an AMD Radeon RX 560 GPU. The laptop computer appears to be like to be constructed on the identical chassis as the prevailing Acer Nitro 5 that’s operating a Ryzen 5 2500U and a Radeon RX 560X GPU.

Though each CPUs pack four-cores with symmetrical multi-threading (AMD’s model Hyper-Threading), the important thing change between the 2 is the upper wattage. The Ryzen 7 3750H is rated at 35 watts of thermal dissipation whereas the Ryzen 5 2500U is rated at 15 watts. In non-nerd speak, which means the Ryzen 7 ought to run at larger clock speeds for an extended time period.


The corporate didn’t reveal rather more, but when it’s primarily based on the earlier design, the most recent all-AMD Nitro 5 possible incorporates a 15.6-inch 1920×1080 decision IPS display screen. It in all probability received’t win any weight contests both because the earlier mannequin is about 5.95 lbs. 

Pricing on the brand new Nitro 5 additionally wasn’t disclosed, however we’d count on to play within the sub-$900 class, the place it could compete with laptops primarily based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5 chips. Regardless of having lengthy had an edge in core rely over Intel CPUs on desktops, AMD has been trailing Intel in laptop computer wins.

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Acer’s new Swift Three will incorporates a 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 3700U and elective Radeon 540X GPU.

For individuals who need one thing lighter, Acer additionally introduced a brand new Swift Three mannequin that makes use of AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 3700U. For visuals, the Swift Three will depend on the CPU’s built-in Radeon Vega graphics or an elective discrete Radeon 540X GPU.

The Swift Three incorporates a 14-inch, 1920×1080 IPS show. The 18mm laptop computer weighs 3.2 lbs. The brand new laptop computer appears to be like to be an evolution of the prevailing $750 AMD-based Swift 3.

Acer’s laptop computer splash is probably going only a precursor of what’s coming subsequent week when the Taipei-based Computex expertise present kicks off. With each AMD and Intel scheduled to point out off new {hardware}, you may count on a ship load of latest laptop computer and PC information.

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